Our Condolences for the death of HRH Prince Philip

We would like to express our deepest sympathies to Her Majesty and the Royal family at this time. There is an online Book of Remembrance at https://www.royal.uk/ or through the Church of England here https://www.churchofengland.org/media-and-news/news-releases/condolence-book-hrh-prince-philip-duke-edinburgh-opens-online where people will be able to express their condolences.

Our churches remain open for private prayer and we will have a physical Book of Remembrance in Congresbury and an opportunity to write messages of sympathy in Banwell for those unable to access online.

We also have a designated area for those who wish to lay flowers, adjacent to our Easter crosses of Hope.

As a mark of respect, the flags at St. Andrew’s, Banwell and The Old School Rooms in Congresbury will fly at half mast.

Prince Philip was born on the Greek island of Corfu on 10 June 1921.

His father was Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, a younger son of King George I of the Hellenes. His mother, Princess Alice, was a daughter of Prince Louis of Battenberg and a great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria.

Prince Philip and the Queen had four children, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

We pray for The Queen and the Royal Household in this difficult time.

Further information can be found at the Banwell Parish Council Website https://www.banwellparishcouncil.org.uk/news/prince-phillip-memorial-information/ or Congresbury Parish Council Website http://www.congresbury-pc.gov.uk/Congresbury-Parish-Council/Default.aspx

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